Mila J

mila j

Mila J c. 2010

Birth Name: Jamila Akiko Aba Chilombo

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 18, 1982

*62.5% African-American
*25% Japanese
*12.5% Louisiana Creole [African, French]

Mila J is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer. She is the daughter of Karamo Chilombo (born Gregory Wycliff Barnes) and Christina Yamamoto. Her sister is singer Jhené Aiko. Mila’s parents are pictured here.

Mila’s paternal grandparents were both African-American. Mila’s maternal grandfather is of Japanese descent, while Mila’s maternal grandmother is of African-American and Louisiana Creole [African, French] ancestry.

A DNA test taken by Mila’s sister Jhené stated that her genetic ancestry is:

*34% Europe
——–*15% Trace Regions
——–*13% Ireland
——–*6% Europe West
*33% Africa
——–*17% Trace Regions
——–*16% Nigeria
*28% Asia
——–*28% Asia East
*3% America
——–*3% Native American
*1% West Asia
*<1% Pacific Islander
——–*<1% Trace Regions

Another version of Jhené’s DNA test result can be seen here.

Mila’s sister Jhené has stated that their father also has German Jewish and Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented. Jhené’s DNA result contains no obvious indicators of Jewish ancestry. Her DNA result does match 3% Native American roots.

It is also said that Mila has Dominican Republic ancestry. This does not appear to be accurate.

Mila’s sister Jhené has also stated that her black paternal grandparents were “mixed” (which is true, to some extent, of all people of African-American descent). All of Mila’s paternal grandparents and great-grandparents are listed as black on United States Censuses.

Mila’s paternal grandfather is George Warren Barnes (the son of George Washington “Jack” Barnes and Ruth Alberta Williams). Mila’s grandfather George was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to a father from Alabama and a mother from Georgia.

Mila’s paternal grandmother is Helen Viola Chisholm (the daughter of George A. Chisholm and Helen Imelda Duff). Mila’s grandmother Helen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Helen is pictured here and here. George was born in Pennsylvania, to Nelson Chisholm and Sally/Sallie Jane Green. Mila’s great-grandmother Helen was born in Virginia, to Job/John Henry Duff and Catherine/Katherine Elizabeth Somers/Sommers.

Mila’s maternal grandfather is named Teddy Tadashi Yamamoto (the son of Soyie Yamamoto and Kimiko). Tadashi was born in California. Soyie was born in Japan. Kimiko was born in Hawaii, of Japanese descent.

Mila’s maternal grandmother is Essie/Esther Regina Pecot (the daughter of Forest Pecot and Verna Stone). Essie was born in Texas. Forest was a Louisiana Creole, and was the son of Leon Pecot and Regina Prevost. Verna was born in New Mexico, to African-American parents, John Stone and Essie.

Mila’s maternal grandparents, as well as Mila’s mother’s maternal grandparents, are pictured here. Mila’s maternal grandfather’s mother is pictured here, and Mila’s maternal grandmother’s parents are again pictured here. A picture of one of Mila’s maternal grandmother’s grandmothers (Mila’s great-great-grandmother) can be seen here.


Mila’s paternal grandfather, George Warren Barnes, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Mila’s paternal grandmother, Helen Viola Chisholm, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Mila’s paternal grandmother, Helen Viola (Chisholm) Barnes –

Mila’s paternal great-grandparents, George A. Chisholm and Helen Imelda Duff, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Jhené discusses their background –


Curious about ethnicity

39 Responses

  1. Fuzzybear says:

    To tanja

    I don’t know about the others,but babydoll here is clearly mixed.

    P.S The blood lines in her have mixed well

  2. MaYaYaYa says:

    Uh Mila clearly doesn’t look fully black. I’ve even seen pics of her parents and grandparents so she is really mixed (and some of it might go farther back). And like all these other postings made on other celebs, not 1 black person, esp. in the US, is fully black. Everyone in general has some mix in them even if it back goes back more than 100 years.

  3. tanja says:

    all these black celebrities need to stop lying about there race. if you black you black be proud and stop trying to through races on the mix

    • It's not that shocking says:

      lmfao she clearly CLEARLY is not fully black i mean c’mon, why would she lie, look at her smh

    • uyie says:

      You seem a little bitter and jealous your probably not very attractive. Most black people that complain about this issue aren’t or have a complex about being black such as having dark skin or being overly afrocentric thinking everything african like is the best! Get over it you don’t know her and she is mixed she would be laughed at if she walked around saying she is strickly black looking how she looks the responses she would get would be yeah ummmm and what else…

  4. ethnic says:

    No problem Badboy. Im surprised I didnt know about her until you mentioned her. but Ive heard her songs before. Shes pretty.


  5. badboy says:

    thank you so much for putting her up ethnic!!!!!!!!!111

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